Saturday, December 07, 2013

Saturday, December 7, 2013

omnium-gatherum \om-nee-uhm-GATH-er-uhm\, noun:
  • a miscellaneous collection.
Omnium-gatherum comes from the Latin roots omnium meaning "of all" and the pseudo-Latin word gatherum meaning "a gathering."
  • When you get a larger beer/drink than what you need, or perhaps even want. The bigger the drink, the cooler the guy/girl... That's the mentality that leads to overcupensating.
Freddie had to go one step further, a 20oz draft of Crap Lite wasn't enough.... He got the 28oz. He's definitely overcupensating.
What nation was the third to send a man into space?
  • China, in 2003. Its manned spacecraft, launched into orbit from the Gobi Desert, was named Shenzhou 5, or Divine Vessel 5.
  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day: a day to commemorate when Japan launched an unprovoked cowardly sneak-attack on a sleeping naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, drawing the US into WWII (1941)
  • Delaware: the First State ratified the US Constitution and was admitted to the Union (1787)
  • New York Philharmonic: America's oldest symphony orchestra debuted; they played Beethoven's Fifth Symphony (1842)
  • "The Blue Marble": famous photograph was taken by the crew of the Apollo 17 as NASA's last moon mission flew away from Cape Canaveral (1972)
  • Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini 1598
  • Willa Cather 1873
  • Eli Wallach 1915
  • Ted Knight 1923
  • Bent Frabric 1924
  • Bobby Osborne 1931
  • Ellen Burstyn 1932
  • Carole Simpson 1940
  • Harry Chapin 1942
  • Johnny Bench (MLB) 1947
  • Gary Morris 1948
  • Tom Waits 1949
  • Larry Bird (NBA) 1956
  • Priscilla Barnes 1956
  • Edd Hall 1958
  • Tim Butler (Psychedelic Furs) 1958
  • C. Thomas Howell 1966
  • Nicole Appleton (All Saints) 1975 
  • Orli Shoshan 1976 (Shaak Ti from the Star Wars prequels)
  • Sara Beth Bareilles 1979 - Singer